When God Closes the Door – Blossom Tip 44   Recently updated !

Sometimes God doesn’t just close a door, He seals all the windows and draws all the curtains. I’m in Minneapolis for a meeting with my publisher about Growing Forward When You Can’t Go Back (my first book, to be released in the New Year). I decided to spend a few extra days here, wandering the […]

God closes a door Blossom Tip 44

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When You Are Rejected – Blossom Tip 43   Recently updated !

Have you ever asked someone for something, and been denied? Or outright mocked and rejected? Boy, does it hurt. But sometimes the most painful rejections are blessings in disguise.   When she was rejected My favorite story last week was from one of our She Blossoms readers. She’s a recent widow who didn’t realize how […]


You Are Not Alone – Blossom Tip 42   Recently updated !

Last week someone I love died. Ralph was a kind-hearted, joyful, compassionate old soul – he and his wife Dorothy took me to church every Sunday when I lived in Africa. He was like my grandpa, yet he was also the principal of the school I taught at. He was encouraging, accepting and comforting, yet […]

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The “A” Word – Blossom Tip 41   Recently updated !

Our theme on She Blossoms this week is acceptance. What are you struggling to accept in your life? Maybe it’s a season that seems never ending, a hurt that isn’t healing, a decision you just can’t live with. Maybe somebody you love left you, a wound reopened, a dream died. It happened, and it’s hard. But you’re still […]


Alarm Yourself – Blossom Tip 40 

“Be careful what you wish for — you might get it” isn’t just a cliché. It’s a warning for people who pray, too! I recently discovered the downside of answered prayers: not having the tools or wisdom to handle the blessing. It’s like receiving a magnificent harvest of luscious purple grapes. What do you do […]

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How to Give Your Anxiety to God – Blossom Tip 39   Recently updated !

Last week I introduced the “Pass the Parcel” game in A Parcel for You – Blossom Tip 38. Here’s one of the loveliest responses, from one of our She Blossoms readers: “As a Brit who now lives in the US, I can attest to this game. I played Pass the Parcel for about the first ten […]


A Parcel for You – Blossom Tip 38

This morning while doing yoga, I listened to Colin Smith’s Final Security sermon on podcast. He described the “Pass the Parcel” birthday party game he played as a kid in Scotland.  The best part? He explained how passing the parcel can fill us with freedom, peace and joy in our daily lives. Have you heard of […]

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